The MPV segment saw a mixed response in December as some products registered a moderate growth while some others saw a steep decline.
December saw a huge a change in the placement of MPVs on the sales chart with major changes in the individual sales of almost all the products. However the most shocking thing is high rate of growth achieved by some of these vehicles like the Renault Lodgy and Chevrolet Enjoy, although they are still poor sellers. December is known for making the sales drop as almost all the prospective buyers have made their purchases during the festive season while automakers offer heavy discounts and schemes.
The list is again topped by the Maruti Ertiga that received a facelift in September along with a mild hybrid system on the diesel version. The buyers seems to have liked the updates with the Japanese product registering a sale of 5981 units which is 6.08 percent more than the 5638 units of November. The second to come is the country’s favourite MPV, the Toyota Innova with a sale of 3961 units that is not so different from the 3944 units in the month of November while the second generation of the vehicle will be unveiled at the 2016 Auto Expo.
The Chevrolet Tavera is again number three by selling 919 units which is a bit less than the 940 units in the November month, the MPV is a popular choice among cabbies which helps the sales remain constant. Next is the Datsun GO+, the most affordable MPV with a MoM growth of 21.34 percent by selling 853 units in December. The Renault Lodgy is again catching up with the lot by clocking a sale of 741 units which is a staggering 67.27 percent more than the 443 units of November. The Tata Sumo registered a growth of 11.78 percent with a sale of 721 units.
Mahindra is still facing difficulties with the Xylo as the sales remain at 453 units while the Chevrolet Enjoy is enjoying a growth of 31.31 percent with a sale of 390 units against the 297 units of November. The Honda Mobilio is further sinking with a fall of 51.15 percent from 393 units in November to 192 units in December, it is expected to get a facelift soon. The Nissan Evalia is on the same note with 10 units sold against the 29 units sold in November while the Mahindra Quanto continues to be the last with 8 units.